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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Whalley, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8235 / 53°49'24"N

Longitude: -2.4063 / 2°24'22"W

OS Eastings: 373348

OS Northings: 436432

OS Grid: SD733364

Mapcode National: GBR CSM7.T4

Mapcode Global: WH96Q.05D5

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 11 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096086

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490052

Location: Whalley, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Whalley

Built-Up Area: Whalley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whalley St Mary and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

WHALLEY

1025/0/10007 War Memorial
11-APR-03

GV II

Whalley War Memorial. 1921. Designed by Percy Worthington. Sandstone. A tall, tapering cross shaft with a gabled head over a relief of Christ, standing on a heavy square base bearing the names of the WW1 fatalities from the village; in front is an open book with the WW2 and later fatalities. The memorial is set at the top of steps within a landscaped area in front of the Grade II-listed Royal Grammar School.
HISTORY: the parish council launched a war memorial appeal in January 1919; in November 1919 a design by the prominent Manchester architect Percy Worthington was accepted, based on the design of the medieval cross at Madeley, Herefordshire. It cost ?800. The memorial was unveiled by General Shoubridge in September 1921. The memorial was adapted and re-dedicated in November 1948. An elegant example of the type, the war memorial has group value with the school behind and possesses civic presence.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 2 February 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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